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Doctor insights on: Activities To Teach Preschool Kids About Taste Sense

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I am normally on time but not this month. I have been under alot of stress and I have been doing alot of traveling and activity for work last month. I am pregnancy symptoms such as metallic taste, heightened sense of smell, abdominal pain, cramps, mood sw

I am normally on time but not this month. I have been under alot of stress and I have been doing alot of traveling and activity for work last month. I am pregnancy symptoms such as metallic taste, heightened sense of smell, abdominal pain, cramps, mood sw

Pregnancy test: Did you have unprotected sex? Did you miss a period? If yes to both, do a home pregnancy test. If the result is negative repeat it in 5-7 days. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I work with preschoolers and have observed parents feeding their kids coffee. Is this ok?

I work with preschoolers and have observed parents feeding their kids coffee.  Is this ok?

Not recommended: Children don't really need caffeinated beverages of any type. It's best to avoid coffee, caffeinated tea, sodas, etc. It can cause jitteriness, trouble sleeping, irritability, dehydration, and increased heart rate and blood pressure. ...Read more

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Is there any way to know about what age i'll go through menopause? My mother went through menopause fairly early, in her mid-40s. I am 40 and still have young children -- i don't think i could deal with menopausal symptoms on top of two preschoolers! is t

Is there any way to know about what age i'll go through menopause? My mother went through menopause fairly early, in her mid-40s. I am 40 and still have young children -- i don't think i could deal with menopausal symptoms on top of two preschoolers! is t

Yes : Yes (and no) because we do not yet have perfect tests. Here are is a link about to multiple resources about menopause timing (http://bitly.Com/gkpe8x). We think that a hormone called amh (anti-mullerian hormone) may be useful to predict menopause. Here is a link to my blog entry on amh (http://www.Dropsahl.Com/infertility/testing/anti-mullerian-hormone-amh/). Amh is a hormone produced by the growing follicles in the ovaries. The small antral follicles are constantly growing and you use up about 500-100 eggs each month. As you get older and the number of eggs goes down, so does the number of growing follicles (cysts containing an egg). The few growing follicles the lower the amh level. You blood level does not vary much from day to day, so your doctor could get that value (and perhaps an fsh) and give you some idea of how close you are. Let me comment on a couple of issues. First, your mother's age at menopause matters if she went through menopause naturally but not if the menopause was from surgery. Also, the mid-40's is not abnormal though a bit early as the average age is 51 years. Second, as you will learn from reading some of the links i provided, there is considerable variation in timing. Next. Let me say that the symptoms of menopause vary as well. Some women suffer from many effects of losing the estrogen hormone: hot flushes, mood changes etc. You are not necessarily doomed to have the same reaction or even the same symptoms. I hope this information helps. Best wishes and please do not worry too much about menopause which is normal and usually not a horrible experience. ...Read more

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How can I stimulate my child's senses to enhance mental development?

How can I stimulate my child's senses to enhance mental development?

Multiple things: Reading is the best thing to do. Limiting the amount of screen time, tv, computers, and video games, to less than 2 hours a day. Depending on the age of your child, stimulating games, such as puzzles, checkers, crossword puzzles, etc. May help. ...Read more

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I lost my sense of taste yesterday?

I lost my sense of taste yesterday?

See Dr.: There are several causes of possible loss of taste, most commonly an infection, viral or bacterial, which may cause this. Smoking and other medical issues are also possible, so if your sense of taste does not return, see your Dr. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What could cause the sense of taste to change?

What could cause the sense of taste to change?

Loss of smell/taste: Anosmia which is loss of smell can be associated with medical conditions such as flu, Parkinson disease, stroke, head trauma, cerebral contusion, old age, Alzheimer, bells palsy, smell and taste are connected, if you cant smell you normally cannot taste. Spicy foods work. Condition may be dangerous because smoke cannot be detected. Olfactory nerve transmits smell,may be affected by tumor/trauma ...Read more

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Can my child with hemophilia participate in activities?

Can my child with hemophilia participate in activities?

Depends...: Hemophilia is classified as mild, moderate, or severe. Based on this, we can gauge the risk of participating in certain activities. Prophylaxis can also be given (regular doses of factor administered at a given interval) that can allow someone to participate in more rigorous activities (even soccer). Your child's hematologist can help guide you on the different options available. ...Read more

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What could be causing me to be losing my sense of taste?

What could be causing me to be losing my sense of taste?

Nasal issues often: Most of taste is influenced by sense of smell. Whatever decreases that, e.g. A cold, sinus infection, polyp, etc can affect taste as well. Sometimes effect after head trauma, cranial nerve issues, local problems after e.g. Radiation rx-"mouth blindness", unlikely tumors, etc. See md, check for problems that may be easily rx'd. Specialized care is available in research centers for tough cases. ...Read more

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I have lost my sense of taste of what could be the cause?

I have lost my sense of taste of what could be the cause?

If persistent>ENT DR: Loss of sense of taste can be due to abnormalities of the taste receptors or the olfactory apparatus(much of what we perceive as "flavor" depends on sense of smell). Fortunately most causes are the temporary result of the common cold, sinusitis, and allergic rhinitis. Other causes include nasal polyps, Niacin(Vit B3) and Zinc deficiency, Diabetes, hypothyroidism and side effect of medication. ...Read more

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What medications are used to treat hyper activity in autistic children?

Varies: It depends on the cause of hyperactivity. There are many reasons for an ad child to be hyperactive. You, behavioral assistant, speech therapists, pt, teachers, and doctors need to figure out why. If child is chronically ill, frustrated, anxious, in pain, obsessing, he could be hyperactive. There is no one medication to use in a recipe fashion. ...Read more

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